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Dagger axe, ge

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Artist

Unknown

Title

Dagger axe, ge

Date

Western Zhou Dynasty (about 1050- about 771 BC)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

L: 23.1 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0390.A

Collection

Chinese

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This blade, with a ridge on both sides is richly decorated with a large animal head. The blade also has a socket at one end, which is likely to have held a long wooden pole.

Dagger axe, ge Western Zhou Dynasty (about 1050- about 771 BC) © Compton Verney

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